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Ranking the Analysts 2015

Editor's Note: Africa’s stuttering unity

Monday was Africa Day, yet only a handful of countries actually celebrate it. That may change — or it may not, writes Tim Cohen

Anglo American. Picture: ROBBIE TSHABALALA

Derby's County: Slowly slowly

Knee-jerk reactions to analyst's advice, and a desire to please certain investors, can be disastrous in the world of commodities, writes Ron Derby

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Economic Viewpoint: Aiming at a tricky target

Enhancing economic opportunities for local people is vital for nature to be preserved and investment to be attracted to conversation, writes Nazmeera Moola

Peter Bruce. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Bruce's List: A daily guide to informed reads

Peter Bruce lists the crucial reads of the day

Muhammadu Buhari: He has made many promises.  Picture: GETTY IMAGES/AFP

On My Mind: Buhari facing uphill battle

Adherence to democratic principles, including respect for the constitution and rule of law, will be Nigeria's real test, writes Tara O'Connor


Food for Thought: Can we have some more?

Jozi restaurants have been focusing less on good food and more on the musclebound celebs they attract. Thankfully, that has changed, writes Justice Malala


Pattern Recognition: Tedious updates

If someone had warned us that the price of progress was constant upgrades, would we have leapt on a tech's treadmill, asks Toby Shapshak


Market Watch: Move & shake?

This bustling period for company reports triggers a few speculatory thoughts across some intriguingly poised counters, writes Marc Hasenfuss


Diamonds & Dogs: Spar; SacOil

Spar has put in a mighty solid performance despite the generally tough retail environment, while SacOil may have a certain appeal to those who like to sprinkle adrenaline onto their morning corn flakes

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Between the Chains: Nuclear power

Before the end of the year we will know who will build SA’s newest block of nuclear power plants and what it will cost us, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha


Investor’s Notebook: Retail readiness

Retailers’ balance sheets have helped at a time when banks are freezing credit lines


ANC members. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Letter: Ill equipped to govern

ANC ill equipped to govern SA and seems to have learnt little in 21 years

Letter: Small businesses suffer

On the one hand government pleads for people to create jobs. But on the other it sends the message that it will fleece small business for every cent it can get

Danny Jordaan. Picture: SOWETAN

Letter: Dumb decision on mayor

Appointing Danny Jordaan as mayor of Port Elizabeth is a dumb decision

Another week: May 28

A round-up of the week's main news events in Africa and further abroad

Editorial: It’s time for SA to support Nigeria

If the is AU ever going to function to its full potential, the strained relationship between South Africa and Nigeria needs to repaired

Editorial: Who should investigate currency trading?

The competition commission's decision to investigate major banks for currency manipulation is a surprise to many. It will be interesting to see what it uncovers


Video: Another Wi-Fi boost for SA

Thabiso Mochiko chats about how one leading cellular network provider plans on introducing Wi-Fi calling

Gimme video: Shape shifter

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 could be called a laptop with ambition

VIDEO: Coca-cola goes big in Africa

Zeenat Moorad takes readers through Coca-Cola's latest strategy to expand in Africa

GIMME VIDEO: A warm glow

Medical scientists and researchers are concerned about the effect blue light can have on our sleep patterns

FM Property Handbook 2014

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